Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Time-sucking black hole...

The internet literally sucks time out of my life.
And I don't really have enough extra time to share it with the good ol' internet.
It's a giant hour-devouring black hole.
I'm pretty sure I can hear time's rapid exodus from my day
- like a big whoooosh-
and sometimes it's even a creepy screeching sound.

During the day, it's not so bad.
I usually get on for just a 'quick second' to check a recipe or something.
No biggie.
But nights are the worst.
My viable sleeping minutes just tick, tick, tick - gone.
It's terrible.
I really need to do something about it.
Don't even get me started on Pinterest...
I have a love/hate relationship with that pretty little time-sucker.
It really is so. pretty.

Despite the internet, I have gotten some sewing accomplished.
Like I said a few days ago, all my commission pieces are done and gone, and it really does make relaxing a possibility.
Well, if you call it relaxing.
I call it relaxing, so I'll stick with it.
I get to sit and think about what I want to make next.
(I know, I know- living in the moment- but I'm a work in progress, what can I say?)
My creativity part gets all buzzy and jumpy.
I even twitch a bit.
It's a good time.
I've even made a list of what I've been thinking about.
I will share said list with you later- because I just thought of a few things to add.
There's nothing worse than an incomplete list, no?

In the meantime,
how about I share a BOY nursery set with you?
It was all designed around some fave fabrics, a mobile and a print
the customer planned on using in the nursery.

I'm loving the zig-zag thing happening with this one.

I love the colors, so bright and cheery.
And boy.
And the way the chocolate brown is used to accent all the pieces and bring them together is great, too:
chocolate brown bumper ties, binding and accents in quilt, and bottom border on crib skirt.

I made the zig-zag quilt using the HST method, which is by far my favorite for making perfect zigs and zags.
I machine quilted,
on either side of the zig-zag seams to add emphasis,
using a light grey thread,
and then added lots of extra quilting lines in the
solid brown zig (or zag).
I love the effect it made and it might be my favorite part of the set.

The quilting looks snazzy on the back, too!

And here's the handsome quilt in all it's zig-zagged glory.
(That's a tiny helper, not a huge quilt!)

Working on this set really got me wanting to make a few more zig-zag quilts... we'll see.

But I did manage to eek out a fall-inspired HUGE pillow cover out of some scraps:
Extremely teeny tiny scraps that I can never ever just throw away!

And I got to do some
organic line quilting in bright green
for this one,
which I also love.

I added a little strip of trees (Majestic Oak by Joel Dewberry) into the pieced envelope back.
Just for fun!
I love how this turned out, but unfortunately it doesn't match my home decor at all,
so I've decided to try and sell this cutie.

If you're interested in purchasing this 20x20" pillow cover ($28), you can using the button below:

And for those of you interested in buying a custom nursery set,
you can do that using the drop down menu at the right, towards the top.

That's about all the time I'm going to let this darn internet suck from me...
for now.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Great zig-zag quilt with very effective quilting! I do really like that pillow though with the trees on the back and the wiggly quilting lines. Good use of those tiny scraps too!


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